Cross-functional Team Development

Targeted Outcomes:

  • Increased commitment to the team’s charter, outcomes and each other
  • Team members aware of the individual roles and contributions they play
  • Increased skill in goal-setting and team problem-solving
  • Accelerated team performance through the alignment of individual and team goals

Number of Modules & Program Days:

  • One stand alone 2-day module; or
  • Two, 2-days modules separated by 4-6 months

Frequently, cross-functional teams—or inter-disciplinary teams—come together to deliver a specific set of results. Unlike other work groups or teams, cross-functional teams often have a defining trait: all members are accountable to a collective work product. There aren’t individual ledgers for each of the team members to keep track of who is pulling their weight and who is not; there is only one ledger—the team ledger. As a manager of a cross-functional team, how can you encourage people to contribute fully to their colleagues’ successes?

The developmental process enables us to participate in a real world action learning project in between modules 1 and 2 so participants can apply their skills in a semi-structured environment. During each of the modules, the program content uses a blend of team learning lab (a methodology using hands-on, business simulations to illustrate the best teaming practices), team assessment, and peer feed-forward. Most programs are anchored in a teaming model or behaviors that you prefer. We can also recommend an anchoring model.

This service is most relevant for:

  • A recently formed cross-functional team that needs to come together quickly in order to achieve  a challenging goal
  • A cross-functional team responsible for the launch of a new product or service
  • An inter-organizational panel formed through the joint venture of two organizations
  • A cross-functional team responsible for pulling a change initiative through the organization

Customizable to your specific outcomes:

  • Yes.

Preparation for participants prior to the program:

  • Recommended.

Estimated professional fees:

  • $4300 and up per trainer per client-contact day.

Next Level Staff appropriate for this program:

  • Senior Trainer, Partner